Six Holy Cross employees recently received the 2006 Claire B. Burns Awards. The awards program, now in its 10th year, was established and endowed in 1997 by Donal J. Burns '49 in honor of his wife, Claire, an alumna of the Class of 1990.
The awards are presented annually to active and retired hourly and full-time employees who best demonstrate a commitment to fostering a spirit of family, both in the conduct of their campus duties and in their interaction with co-workers and other members of the Holy Cross community.
This year's recipients were honored at an awards banquet held Jan. 10 in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. They have a combined total of 89 years of service to the College.
The recipients are:
Michael D. Graves, of Hubbardston, physical plant/trades & shops — an employee since May 1991;
Michael F. Licopoli, of Sutton, physical plant/building services — an employee since December 1988;
Beverly E. Luthman, of Worcester, physical plant/building services — an employee since August 1997;
Sharon D. Matys, of Grafton, graphic arts — an employee since November 1995;
Douglas P. McTigue, of Worcester, central stores/asset inventory — an employee since January 1986.
Catherine M. Witkofsky, of Auburn, dining services/Kimball — an employee since October 1990.